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  • NASA launches weather-climate satellite

    Washington, Oct 28 (): After a five-year delay, the US space agency NASA launched an Earth-observing satellite on Friday to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change. It is a first of this kind satellite that will send back data on weather and climate to help forecasters predict major storms…

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  • Nesat strikes Hainan, South China

    Haikou, Sept 29 (): The entire province was hit with torrential rain due to the approaching Typhoon Nesat. Nesat, the 17th typhoon of this year, was 200 km southeast of Wenchang, a city in eastern Hainan, on the morning of Sept 29, according to the provincial meteorological bureau. The storm swept past Hong Kong earlier…

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  • Typhoon Nesat weakens to tropical storm in Vietnam

    Hanoi, Sept 30 (): Typhoon Nesat was downgraded to a tropical storm today as it moved west into Vietnam, evacuating nearly 20,000 people from coastal areas, after having battered southern China with gale force winds and torrential rain. Vietnam’s national weather forecasting centre says Nesat has been downgraded to a tropical storm. It is now…

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